Last October, when I shared my technique for creating custom door magnets to decorate the stateroom doors, I included a few simple rules to follow. The most important rule was to not use any adhesives on the door. Earlier today, I saw a report on CruiseCritic.com via WDWInfo.com regarding a policy change across the fleet that was worth mentioning.
According to Disney Cruise Line, magnets are still permitted. In fact, they are “thrilled that so many guests choose to express their pride and enthusiasm for Disney Cruise Line by decorating their doors aboard our ships with magnetic decorations.”
The change in policy is primarily focused on the various types of adhesives guests have been using to decorate stateroom doors. Tape has always been prohibited; but now the policy is expanded to specifically prohibit the use of gel-like decorations and other cling like decorations. This also includes those removable 3M Command hooks that I had noticed people using to hang Christmas wreaths on the doors last December.
Additionally, the use of over-the-door hanging organizers, which are often used to create additional storage space inside the stateroom, are now prohibited. Disney states that these have been known to damage the doors.
Passengers found with damage to their stateroom doors as a result of adhesives or over the door storage organizers will be charged $100 per incident to cover the cost of any necessary repairs.
Bottom line, if you think your decorations may do some damage, error on the side of caution and do not use them.